Vanilla shortbread dough

Vanilla shortbread dough

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Between 16 - 44 biscuits, depending on recipe

Use this dough as the base for biscuits, to eat yourself, or to make as a Christmas gift

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

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protein
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carbs
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 325g plain flour
  • 200g chilled salted butter
  • 125g/4½oz golden caster sugar
  • 2 tsp good-quality vanilla extract
  • 2 large free range egg yolks

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Method

  1. Tip the flour into a food processor. Cut the butter into small pieces and drop them into the bowl, then whizz until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the sugar, vanilla and egg yolks and whizz to a small dough.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2002

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charla's picture

A great straight forward recipe. First time I've successfully made biscuits! Added a tablespoon of cocoa powder and some choc chips & sprinkled with sugar powder. Really tasty biscuits salty, sweet & crumbly yum!

swanseagirl's picture

look lush!!

fronki's picture
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I made these in easter shapes and the practically caused turf wars in the house! Even my mum on her eternal diet could not get enough! Thanks good food!

irene1968's picture
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iv just made this recipe, when it cooled i put a tin of caramel condensed milk over the top.

I tought it was really nice so did my partner and son.

i will defo do it this way again.

well its good 2 try different things

emmajw's picture
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I made this for Christmas and it's delicious!

vickyeds's picture

i make these every year and they always go down a treat.
my son takes them into school for his teacher each christmas and they always get the thumbs up!!

elenispoors's picture

Can this dough be frozen?

lindylulu56's picture

I am about to try out this reipe as it has bee given very positive ratings, however I fail to see after many comments about the lack of temp and time the editors haven't managed to correct their error! Tut tut!

3959fluff's picture

PLEASE WHERE IS THE OVEN TEMPERATURE FOR THE vANILLA SHORTBREAD DOUGH, & HOW LONG DO WE COOK THEM FOR . Ineed an answer for CHRISTMAS.

ballyronan's picture

How all do you cook and what heat?

curly_cate's picture

I'm going to make a batch of these tomorrow and would like to make extra dough to freeze and use over the christmas period. Approximately how many circle-shaped biscuits does this recipe make?

violenceinbustop's picture

Very buttery - was a bit worried when all the butter started melting and in the oven biscuits looked as if they were swimming in it! However, once done they were great and my friends devoured it all in one sitting.

faylawrence's picture
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Not the best shortbread recipe i've tried or tasted, my dough seemed to moist, needing lots of flour to mould the mix.

ljlazonby's picture

Have just seen Cath C's question from 16/4/08. Substitute 100g of the flour with 100g of semolina. Hope this helps. Better late than never.

sarahhhh's picture

Really easy to make. My nephews loved them!!

michelle2's picture
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These have a lovely taste. Very easy to make. I made some circle shaped ones and put some ready made and set lemon cheescake mixture on the top just before serving and added some lemon caramel for decoration. See Lemon Panna cotta recipe for the lemon caramel, and the cheescake mix is 200g cream cheese and 150ml double cream whipped together, then add 75g icing sugar and juice of 2 small lemons. Leave in the fridge for a few hours to make sure it is really set firm.

aniseedgal's picture
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very nice.... I reduced the sugar and made without the vanilla. Cooked on gas mark 4 for about 25 minutes.

jenniebibs's picture
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Great recipe, very simple and very tasty. 180c as others have said, until they look ready. Keep checking because it's easy to overcook.

cookgirl-xox's picture
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It tasted brill but it all fell apart when I took it out the oven!

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